FFAR is Accepting Pre-Proposals for Seeding Solutions 2020

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PRESS RELEASE—FFAR is now accepting pre-proposal applications for the 2020 Seeding Solutions Grant Program, the Foundation’s flagship competitive program that funds research solutions in FFAR’s six Challenge Areas in collaboration with unique partners. Every year, FFAR funds at least one proposal in each Challenge Area, awarding grantees up to $1 million. 
“Now in its fourth consecutive year, Seeding Solutions provides food and agriculture researchers the opportunity to explore creative solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing challenges,” said FFAR’s Executive Director Sally Rockey. “We promote technological innovations in this program and consistently fund the best research that explore remarkable agricultural issues across the range of our Challenge areas.” Seeding Solutions grantees are required to provide matching funds from non-federal sources and identify an innovation that addresses an intractable problem in food and agriculture within one of FFAR’s Challenge areas. Successful applications will also serve the public by making data open and accessible. 
The deadline to submit pre-proposals is February 26, 2020. Full application criteria and eligibility requirements are available on the Seeding Solutions Grant Program website. 
FFAR awarded $9.7 million in 2018 Seeding Solutions Grant Program funding, which was matched by outside funders for a total investment of nearly $20 million in agricultural innovation. The 2019 Seeding Solutions grantees will be announced this spring. 

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